18 - Sami Vierk
Sami Vierk
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.
High School: Harrison
Position: MB
m 28
k/s 2.90
h % .276
a/s 0.04
b/s 0.88
sa/s 0.20
d/s 0.36

PREVIOUS COLLEGE

Vierk comes to Saint Leo after spending three years in the middle at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich…Playing under coach Dominic Yoder, Vierk was the starting middle blocker and team captain for a Wildcat attack that totaled 620 kills her junior year…She is a career .245 hitter and has notched 155 total blocks in three years at NMU…She took home Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors in 2011...Vierk was named Second Team All-GLIAC in 2010...She will transfer to Saint Leo with teammate Abby Lovell.

CAREER

Vierk attended Harrison HS where she played on varsity under Head Coach Lori Janssen…The middle blocker is an accomplished athlete with honors that include being named 2009 Big School Player of the Year as well as the 2009 Most Valuable Player...The Most Improved Player for Harrison HS in 2007, she finished 6th all-time in career kills and 4th all-time in career solo blocks.

PERSONAL

Born May 17 in West Lafayette, Ind…Majoring in English Education while at Saint Leo…She loves bring with her friends and family…Career goals include teaching special education and coaching high school and club volleyball…She believes her competitiveness and desire to win are her best assets to the team…Names NFL quarterback Peyton Manning as her favorite athlete and the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and MLB’s Kansas City Royals as her favorite teams…She chose Saint Leo because she has a desire to join a great program with a strong coaching staff and great teammates…Daughter of Jeffery and Alison Vierk…Has one brother; Shane Evers, and three sisters; Tessa, Katie and Audrey.  Her sister Katie is presently a track and field student athlete for Purdue University.

Recent Games
Nov 2 #1 Tampa L, 3-0
Nov 3 Eckerd L, 3-1
Nov 9 Rollins L, 3-1
Nov 10 Florida Tech W, 3-1
Nov 13 at Fla. Southern L, 3-1
Nov 16 at Nova Southeastern W, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 16
Sets 100 61
Kills 290 185
Kills per set 2.90 3.03
Errors 115 70
Total Attacks 635 410
Hitting Percentage .276 .280
Assists 4 3
Assists per set 0.04 0.05
Service Aces 20 12
Service Errors 40 23
Service Aces per set 0.20 0.20
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 36 19
Digs per set 0.36 0.31
Block Solo 18 15
Block Assist 70 32
Block Total 88 47
Blocks per set 0.88 0.77
Block Errors 11 3
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 363.0 228.0
Points per set 3.6 3.7
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 31 University of Charleston W, 3-0 3 8 2 15 .400 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Aug 31 Southwest Baptist W, 3-1 4 13 1 20 .600 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 15.0
Sep 1 Montevallo W, 3-0 2 6 5 17 .059 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Sep 1 Queens (N.C.) W, 3-1 4 8 4 23 .174 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 5 0 12.0
Sep 7 vs. Drury W, 3-1 2 0 4 7 -.571 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 7 vs. Pittsburg St. L, 3-1 3 13 3 20 .500 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 13.5
Sep 8 vs. Harding L, 3-0 3 4 4 13 .000 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 4 0 6.0
Sep 8 vs. Northwest Oklahoma St. W, 3-0 2 5 2 10 .300 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 5 0 7.5
Sep 21 Barry L, 3-1 4 17 9 37 .216 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 18.5
Sep 22 Lynn L, 3-1 4 15 3 22 .545 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Sep 28 at Eckerd L, 3-1 3 5 6 16 -.062 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 7.5
Sep 29 at #1 Tampa L, 3-0 3 9 1 20 .400 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 5 at Florida Tech L, 3-2 5 16 4 29 .414 0 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 4 0 22.0
Oct 6 at Rollins L, 3-0 3 10 3 17 .412 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 12.0
Oct 9 Fla. Southern W, 3-2 5 14 7 37 .189 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 16.5
Oct 13 Nova Southeastern W, 3-0 3 8 3 20 .250 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 16 University of St. Francis (Ill.) W, 3-1 4 9 6 25 .120 0 2 2 0 3 1 4 1 5 0 14.0
Oct 19 vs. Christian Brothers L, 3-1 4 10 6 20 .200 0 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 12.5
Oct 19 vs. Valdosta St. L, 3-1 4 14 4 30 .333 0 0 2 0 6 0 4 2 4 0 16.0
Oct 20 vs. West Ga. W, 3-1 4 15 4 25 .440 0 2 3 0 0 1 6 1 7 0 21.0
Oct 27 at Barry L, 3-1 4 8 1 16 .438 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Oct 28 at Lynn L, 3-2 5 15 3 32 .375 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 0 7 0 19.5
Nov 2 #1 Tampa L, 3-0 3 11 3 24 .333 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Nov 3 Eckerd L, 3-1 2 7 2 13 .385 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Nov 9 Rollins L, 3-1 4 17 4 36 .361 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 0 20.0
Nov 10 Florida Tech W, 3-1 4 10 5 28 .179 0 1 0 0 1 5 3 0 8 0 17.5
Nov 13 at Fla. Southern L, 3-1 4 14 5 31 .290 0 2 3 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 16.5
Nov 16 at Nova Southeastern W, 3-2 5 9 11 32 -.062 0 3 2 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 14.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 28 100 290 2.90 115 635 .276 4 0.04 20 0.20 36 0.36 18 70 88 0.88 363.0 3.6
Total 28 100 290 2.90 115 635 .276 4 0.04 20 0.20 36 0.36 18 70 88 0.88 363.0 3.6
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 100 290 2.90 115 635 .276 4 0.04 20 0.20 36 0.36 18 70 88 0.88 363.0 3.6
Conference 16 61 185 3.03 70 410 .280 3 0.05 12 0.20 19 0.31 15 32 47 0.77 228.0 3.7
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Home 13 46 143 3.11 54 317 .281 3 0.07 9 0.20 11 0.24 10 28 38 0.83 176.0 3.8
Away 8 32 86 2.69 34 193 .269 0 0.00 8 0.25 13 0.41 7 19 26 0.81 110.5 3.5
Neutral 7 22 61 2.77 27 125 .272 1 0.05 3 0.14 12 0.55 1 23 24 1.09 76.5 3.5

Wins 12 42 105 2.50 54 259 .197 1 0.02 12 0.29 9 0.21 10 34 44 1.05 144.0 3.4
Losses 16 58 185 3.19 61 376 .330 3 0.05 8 0.14 27 0.47 8 36 44 0.76 219.0 3.8